If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you that even though I thought I had been tossed and buffeted by life these past few months that this last week really took the cake but it was cathartic and releasing and has left some bruises and some wide open spaces for growth.
If we were meeting for coffee today I would ask you if you think Riley is looking much older now that he is nine years-old
then show you my rock from last Friday, after an almost sleepless night and many, many tears from the day before
and I would also show you some magic Riley and I found down by our Rock Tree, the little crab apple tree with a natural neat-o cubby where we often leave our rocks. It seems someone left a message for us, all sealed up safe from the elements about what to do
and how to act out loud.
If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you that it only cost this much to fill my tank
and I would say it was a good thing it was only half empty.
On Saturday we went to The Place That Time Forgot for an hour of fun.
It has only eight lanes and you could rent shoes but they probably wouldn't have your size but that's O.K. because everyone just goes in socks
They try to cover up all the old cigarette holders with hand towels
and we used the built-in table ashtray to hold our Orange Crush and really watered down coffee
but I could imagine this place decades ago, smoke filled and hazy. It's not the first time we have whiled away the hours here and it always makes me want one of these buttons
or one of these
installed in my control panel of life.
If we were meeting for coffee today I would ask you if you have heard of "ass-dialing" because I believe I "ass-snapped" this photo.
And then I would tell you you know it's time to clean the toilet when one of Riley's eight year-old friends says it's time to clean the toilet. So I would suggest you take the rest of our coffee over to Amy's Lucky Number 13 to use the facilities whilst I do a little scrub-up over here.